Congress established the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 35 years ago to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and 50 field offices nationwide, EEOC is the Federal Government's premier civil rights agency. This is a chronology by calendar year documenting the origin and history of EEOC.
Events Leading to the Creation of EEOC
|1965 - 1971:
A "Toothless Tiger" Helps Shape the Law and Educate the Public
|The 1970s: The "Toothless Tiger" Gets Its Teeth - A New Era of Enforcement|
|The 1980s: A Period of Change and Reassessment|
|The 1990s: New Laws, New Strategies|
|The 2000s: Charting a Course for the 21st Century|